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Take these 3 steps, add $500 million and create a circular economy for packaging, report urges

 


Agrochemical Apocalypse: Interview with Environmental Campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason

 


Farming could be absorber of carbon by 2050, says report
Veganism and trees could help stop agriculture contributing to global heating, study says

 


The following excerpt is from Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery

 

 


Study finds massive reorganization of life across Earth’s ecosystems

 


Natural Gas vs. Renewable Energy: Beware the Latest Gas Industry Talking Points

 

 


Bank of England boss says global finance is funding 4C temperature rise
Mark Carney says capital markets are financing projects likely to fuel a catastrophic rise in global heating

 


Our Tax System Rewards Polluters
Last year, the biggest fossil fuel companies paid zero dollars in taxes
— and actually received billions in rebates.

 


 

How Wildfires Are Polluting Rivers and Threatening Water Supplies.
As wildfires become more frequent and destructive in a warming world,
they are increasingly leaving in their wake debris and toxic runoff that are polluting rivers and fouling water supplies. Some municipalities are having to upgrade their water treatment methods to counter the new danger.

 



Regenerative Agriculture Could Help Stop Climate Change — Can Tech Help Us Get There?

 


 

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Green Mission News – May 2019

A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets


https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/4/eaaw2869
AND
New paper proposes a science-based ‘Global Deal for Nature’


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/new-paper-proposes-a-science-based-global-deal-for-nature/



Why Is Going Green So Hard? Because Our System Isn’t


If environmental solutions aren’t systemic, living green will always mean
going against the grain — and usually failing.
https://otherwords.org/why-is-going-green-so-hard-because-our-system-isnt/

 


Extinction Rebellion: Role of business in society is being defined by climate change

https://www.edie.net/news/9/Extinction-Rebellion–Role-of-business-in-society-being-defined-by-climate-change/



A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

(video 7 1/2 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uTH0iprVQ&t=74s



Organising for energy democracy in the face of austerity Soulardarity, Highland Park, Michigan


https://www.tni.org/en/article/organising-for-energy-democracy-in-the-face-of-austerity



Glyphosate Spin Check: Tracking Claims About the Most Widely Used Herbicide


https://www.ecowatch.com/glyphosate-spin-check-2636099916.html



“The Story of Soil Is the Story of All of Us”


Annie Leonard and Tom Newmark on how they came to see soil
as a solution to one of our biggest environmental problems—and as a tool
to build more resilient communities.
https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/soil-story-community-earth-annie-leonard-tom-newmark-20190422



Study: As Climate Crisis Has Worsened, So Has Global Economic Inequality


In a new study out by Stanford researchers reviewing half a century of data,

researchers found that as rich countries get richer,
they also have more temperate climates and face less of the brunt of climate impacts
https://therealnews.com/stories/study-as-climate-crisis-has-worsened-so-has-global-economic-inequality



Climate extremes explain 18%-43% of global crop yield variations


https://phys.org/news/2019-05-climate-extremes-global-crop.html

 


What colored blobs in the brain can tell us about environmental decision making

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The fast-growing field of neuroeconomics is shedding new light on
how we make choices related to protecting the environment.
https://ensia.com/articles/brain-environment-decision-making-neuroeconomics/



The natural world can help save us from climate catastrophe …


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/03/natural-world-climate-catastrophe-rewilding



Natural Climate Solutions


https://www.naturalclimate.solutions

 


America’s renewable energy set to surpass coal for the first month ever


https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/29/business/renewable-energy-coal-solar/index.html



Tompkins Foundation donates a million acres for two new national parks in Chile


https://santiagotimes.cl/2019/04/27/tompkins-foundation-donates-a-million-acres-for-two-new-national-parks-in-chile/



Human Drugs Are Polluting the Water—And Animals Are Swimming in It


Salmon on psychotropics, platypuses on prozac, and other strange tales from the wild
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/05/pharmaceutical-pollution/586006/



Researchers Discover Microplastics in the Air of the Pyrenees Mountains


https://psmag.com/news/researchers-discover-microplastics-in-the-air-of-the-pyrenees-mountains
AND
Atmospheric transport and deposition of microplastics in a remote mountain catchment
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0335-5



Plastic production is the problem, and not plastic waste


https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/plastic-production-is-the-problem-and-not-plastic-waste-910047.html



Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?


https://theconversation.com/sea-creatures-store-carbon-in-the-ocean-could-protecting-them-help-slow-climate-change-108872



Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake.


https://truthout.org/articles/megacorporations-want-more-ocean-farms-thats-a-huge-mistake/


WWF commends Tanzania over ban on use of plastic bags


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/17/c_137985260.htm



Reckless farming is destroying the planet. This could save it


https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/17/perspectives/reckless-farming-carbon-emissions/index.html



Will soil save us? Carbon sequestration through agriculture


“A handful of living soil resembles a sponge, full of air, water, organic matter and minerals.”
https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/will-soil-save-us-carbon-sequestration-through-agriculture/



FlowKana purchasing Hopland property housing

Solar Living Institute and Emerald Pharms
https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/04/flowkana-purchasing-hopland-property-housing-solar-living-center-and-emerald-pharms/




Andrea Asch: Healthy soils, healthy farms


https://vtdigger.org/2019/04/17/andrea-asch-healthy-soils-healthy-farms/




Ways to Save the World


If we really want to make a difference this Earth Day,

we have to confront the problem of climate change at its source.
https://progressive.org/dispatches/ways-to-save-the-world-aronoff-190418/



The Gift of Soil: How Composting Builds Community


The perfect soil mixture can do more than grow food.
https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/dirt/gift-of-soil-compost-garden-community-20190422



Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth


New science says land conservation must double by 2030 to prevent dangerous warming and unravelling of ecosystems.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/science-study-outlines-30-percent-conservation-2030/



Understanding how crop diseases and climate change interact is vital


https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2019/04/20/understanding-how-crop-diseases-and-climate-change-interact-is-vital



Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests


If we want to effectively mitigate climate change, it’s time for bold action to protect forestlands
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/logging-carbon-emissions-us-forests



Thousands of Amazon employees ask the company

to adopt a climate change plan
https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18304800/amazon-employees-open-letter-climate-change-plan



Conceived in a dream, new solar canoe will serve Amazon tribes


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/conceived-in-a-dream-new-solar-canoe-will-serve-amazon-tribes/



The Madness Driving Climate Catastrophe


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-madness-driving-climate-catastrophe/



French court finds Monsanto guilty of poisoning farmer


Ruling says chemicals giant knew of weedkiller’s dangers but label lacked warning
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/apr/11/french-court-finds-monsanto-guilty-of-poisoning-farmer



‘We’re not a dump’ – poor Alabama towns struggle

under the stench of toxic landfills
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/15/were-not-a-dump-poor-alabama-towns-struggle-under-the-stench-of-toxic-landfills



Why Every City Needs a Climate Storyteller


The Climate Narrative Project, started
by author Jeff Biggers, is training a new generation of storytellers to
help us meet the challenges of climate change.
https://therevelator.org/biggers-climate-narratives/



These Farmers Are Sowing Seeds of Diversity in the U.S. Food System (and Have Been for Quite Some Time)


A movement to preserve the cultural heritage and organic practices of African American farmers is growing in the Southeast.
https://www.nrdc.org/stories/these-farmers-are-sowing-seeds-diversity-us-food-system-and-have-been-quite-some-time



Virtual Reality 360-degree video: An “empathy-generating machine” for conservation outreach?


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/virtual-reality-360-degree-video-an-empathy-generating-machine-for-conservation-outreach/



Walruses are jumping off cliffs to their deaths — yes, because of climate change


https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/439241-walruses-are-jumping-off-cliffs-to-their-deaths-yes-because-of



Children’s Moral Power Can Challenge Corporate Power on Climate Crisis

(Ralph Nader)
Students taking to the streets and taking on legislators will advance the fight

for a safer planet and a more just society
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/04/17/childrens-moral-power-can-challenge-corporate-power-climate-crisis



Greta Thunberg Chastises European Parliament for Prioritizing Brexit Over Climate Change


https://www.ecowatch.com/greta-thunberg-speech-parliament-2634847425.html



When climate goals and trade rules collide


https://www.iatp.org/blog/201904/when-climate-goals-and-trade-rules-collide


‘Decades of denial’: major report finds New Zealand’s environment is in serious trouble


Nation known for its natural beauty is under pressure with extinctions, polluted rivers and blighted lakes
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/18/decades-of-denial-major-report-finds-new-zealands-environment-is-in-serious-trouble
AND
Environment Aotearoa is the first major environmental report in four years, and was compiled using data from Statistics New Zealand and the environment ministry.
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5954379-Environment-Aotearoa-2019-Embargoed.html




Irrigation, drought, sea level rise and more are causing salt to build up in soils around the world.


What can we do? As salinization threatens crops and ecosystems, farmers and policy makers seek solutions
https://ensia.com/features/salinization-salt-threatens-soil-crops-ecosystems/


Blue Planet: The Nature Conservancy unveils $1.6 billion bid to save the oceans


https://www.greenbiz.com/article/blue-planet-nature-conservancy-unveils-16-billion-bid-save-oceans


Tiny Monsters in the Sea


Warming ocean waters are an invitation to all sorts of pathogens with the potential to remake ocean life.
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/tiny-monsters-in-the-sea/


It Will Take 10 Million Years to Recover From This Man-Made Apocalypse


https://www.ecowatch.com/10-million-years-to-recover-from-the-mass-extinction-2634879861.html
AND
Morphospace expansion paces taxonomic diversification after end Cretaceous mass extinction
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-019-0835-0


More than 20 African countries have joined together in an international mission to plant a massive wall of trees running across the continent – and after a little over a decade of work, it has reaped great success. The tree-planting project, which has been dubbed The Great Green Wall of Africa


https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/dozens-of-countries-have-been-working-to-plant-great-green-wall-and-its-producing-results/



Does Your Food Label Guarantee Fair Farmworkers’ Rights? This One Does.


Most labels address how food is grown. The Agricultural Justice Project also focuses on how the people behind the food are treated.
https://civileats.com/2019/04/29/does-your-food-label-guarantee-fair-farmworkers-rights-this-one-does/


Promotion of GMO Impossible Burger at world’s largest natural food trade show denounced as deceptive


https://non-gmoreport.com/why-was-the-gmo-impossible-burger-being-promoted-and-served-at-the-worlds-largest-natural-food-trade-show/

 


Half of all land must be kept in a natural state to protect Earth New science says land conservation must double by 2030 to prevent dangerous warming and unravelling of ecosystems.


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/science-study-outlines-30-percent-conservation-2030/ 


Understanding how crop diseases and climate change interact is vital


https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2019/04/20/understanding-how-crop-diseases-and-climate-change-interact-is-vital 


Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests If we want to effectively mitigate climate change, it’s time for bold action to protect forestlands


http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/logging-carbon-emissions-us-forests 


Conceived in a dream, new solar canoe will serve Amazon tribes


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/04/conceived-in-a-dream-new-solar-canoe-will-serve-amazon-tribes/ 

 


Greta Thunberg Chastises European Parliament for Prioritizing Brexit Over Climate Change


https://www.ecowatch.com/greta-thunberg-speech-parliament-2634847425.html